Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man who was deaf and could not speak, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Palestinian medical sources said the young man, identified as Mohammad Zein al-Ja’bari, aged 24, was shot by the soldiers with a live round in his chest, in the Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city.

They added that the young man suffered very serious wounds and was rushed to a local hospital, but died from his wounds despite all efforts to save his life.

It is worth mentioning that the young man could not speak or hear. He was shot after the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

He was a married father of one child, only four years of age.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers shot the Palestinian while he was allegedly “throwing a Molotov cocktail at them,” and added that it is “investigating the incident.”

It is also worth mentioning that the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters, including those in participation with Israeli and international peace activists, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, causing many injuries.